A 17-year-old student has appeared in court for the first time, in a preliminary hearing in connection with an Ohio high school shooting as the death toll climbed to three.
Suspect T.J. Lane, 17, admitted firing 10 shots with a .22-caliber pistol Monday morning at Chardon High School, Geauga County prosecutor David Joyce said at a juvenile court hearing.
A lawyer for the suspect told local media Monday that his family is "devastated" and has expressed condolences to the victims' families. The lawyer described the suspect as a "fairly quiet" and "good kid" who, to his knowledge, has never been in any trouble.
T.J. Lane appeared with two aunts and his grandfather in front of a judge at the courthouse in Geauga County, Ohio. Cameras were allowed in the courtroom but it was ruled that Lane and his family should not be filmed.